July 6, 2007

Jersey Boys To Open In London–March 2008!

July 6th, 2007

Whatsonstage.com reports that the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, based on the back catalogue of The Four Seasons, will open at the Prince Edward Theatre in March 2008! Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning next Wednesday (7/11/07).


  1. Great news but not surprising! The Phenomenon of Jersey Boys was bound to become international. Does anyone know if the Broadway cast will go to London? The JB I spoke to seemed excited at the prospect. Is it a coincidence that JLY is currently vacationing in London?

    I read yesterday that JLY is fluent in Spanish and actually heard him have a conversation with someone in Spanish. Buz and I marveled at his proficiency with the language. C’est Soiree La, French, 2000 – imagine all the places the show can go.

    I am anxious to hear more about the London production and beyond!

    Congratulations to the entire Jersey Boys team – writers, producer, director, creative team, performers, everyone! IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 6, 2007 @ 9:23 am

  2. Wow!! It’s gonna happen!! Go Jersey Boys!! It will be a huge hit over there. I hope the Broadway cast gets to open on the West End. They are the best!!

    Comment by LindaL — July 6, 2007 @ 10:23 am

  3. I knew it would become official! It was obvious that the world was going to EXPLODE over JB. I was thinking the same thing Irene, I wonder if John made any serious commitment during his vacation. I’m happy for him whatever decision he makes but my gosh Broadway is really going to miss him if he leaves. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing his performance yet but I WILL. Somehow, someday, I WILL!!!

    *swoon* I wish I could hear him speak in spanish. I come from a whole family of spanish speakers and really love the language. English is my first language and I don’t really know too much spanish but I would still LOVE to hear him speak it. You’re right Irene, JB has potential to go all over the world. I’d kill to hear JLY sing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” in spanish!!!!!!!

    Congrats to everyone!

    Comment by Lauren — July 6, 2007 @ 10:27 am

  4. Look out London! Great news for all future Jersey Boys fans abroad. If John Lloyd Young continues his Frankie Valli role in London, Broadway will, no doubt, miss him; however, what a great opportunity for him!

    I will have pleasure of attending JB on Broadway for the second time next Friday night with my brother (San Antonio) and sister (Chicago)…so happy to be able to introduce them to this wonderful, wonderful play and its talented cast.

    Comment by Helen — July 6, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  5. I really want Ramin Karimloo to play Tommy. :)


    Comment by Leanna — July 6, 2007 @ 11:52 am

  6. Finally it’s official! I’ve heard the news of the World Tour about six months ago from the JB publicist and from principal cast members, but at that time, they were unsure where it would start or what cities would have the good fortune to host the play.

    Now for the fun part….. Casting….. Wondering if they’ll fill that cast with current Broadway, 1st & 2nd tour cast members…..

    I also wonder if the World Tour will go to Africa, as one of the “Four Seasons” told me at a stage door meeting. The rendition of “Sherry” he sang to the crowd in Swahili was hilarious, but he seriously addressed that the World Tour was going to add to the fanbase of “The Jersey Boys”.

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 6, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

  7. Mike,

    Do you live in San Francisco? I will be there with my family from August 14 through 16 and have eight Jersey Boys tickets at the Curran for Thursday evening, August 16. Unfortunately, my son and his wife now cannot go. Would you like to use the two tickets as my guest? This would give us an opportunity to meet.

    The JB fan-based community continues to grow. Who knows? Perhaps we could all charter plane to London!


    Comment by irene eizen — July 6, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

  8. Yay Jersey Boys London!!!

    I agree, Irene. Let’s all go to London when it premieres!!

    Comment by Yvette — July 6, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

  9. I am definitely going to London to see this. It will rock that city!!

    Comment by LindaL — July 7, 2007 @ 12:30 pm

  10. I travel so much for business that I usually enjoy spending vacation time at home. But the prospect of meeting all you guys of whom I haven’t yet had the pleasure now has me pumped! Bring on the charter, Irene!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — July 7, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

  11. I think we can do this as soon as we know who will be in the cast. We can hook into an already existing charter flight or book a group on a regularly scheduled fllight.

    I agree that all US JB fans should be invited to opening night. Once we have more info, I will e-mail the POWERS that be. …And Susie and Dale MUST be with us. IE

    Comment by irene eizen — July 7, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

  12. Anyone interested in going to the London production (for the opening if possible), as a part of a group, please email me. [email protected]

    Comment by Audrey — July 7, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

  13. Hi Irene,

    Hope you received my e-mail. I’m only 30 minutes from San Francisco and would love to be able to meet you and your family at the show, and will be honored to be your guest! If you’ve never watched the National Tour (either cast), you are in for a treat! They have their own style and stage presence, but honor Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ with their onstage portrayal.

    Sadly, the SF run has to end in Sept., but at least we have the entire West Coast covered through 08, with a long term stop (hopefully permanent) in Las Vegas.

    I’ll definitely keep in touch! Thanks so much for your consideration!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — July 9, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

  14. Hi,

    This is my first time to leave a comment for any blog. But Jersey Boys is a compelling reason. I would like to share my admiration for the National Tour currently at the Ahmanson. Most especially for Rick Faugno playing Frankie Valli. He is absolutely fantastic and would be perfect for the London production. I’m sure all the groups are excellent – but if I were to be asked who should play Frankie at the West End in 2008, it’s Rick Faugno. No doubt about it.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Angel — July 10, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

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